, attached to 1992-12-01

Review by MrPalmers1000DollarQ

MrPalmers1000DollarQ The reason behind this show's status as an archival release escapes me. There are countless unreleased greats waiting in the goldmine, including several from 1992 (April in California!). At first I thought that maybe I was crazy for this opinion, but it seems like the fifty-something phish.net reviewers agree with me on this one based on the sub-4 rating. Of course, all Phish is good Phish, and I'm happy to have more high quality tracks available, but I just don't understand this selection. Alas.

Nothing particularly wrong with the show; like most from '92, the band is tight and executes a loaded setlist well on all fronts. Highlights are a strong Fluffhead, a raging Chalk Dust Torture and Llama, and a meaty Bowie that features some really great full-band riffing. However, even these peaks are fairly mundane in the grand scheme of early Phish, earning no "wow" factor in my opinion. I had a great time listening to it, but don't really feeling like anyone is missing out without having done so.


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